Back in the day, the garnet was prized by ancient warriors who believed the lush-hued stone brought them victory and had medicinal curative properties, especially related to wounds. It’s also said to be effective in healing health problems linked to the heart, lungs, and blood; and do away with inflammatory disorders and hemorrhaging. It’s believed that a garnet that loses its shine and luster is a sign of impending disaster.
The glowing red-orange hue that the garnet is known for isn’t its only manifestation; garnets come in many colors, like black, green, or even colorless. But don’t we all love a deep and fiery dose of red?
Namesake: The pomegranate
Vibes: Good health / Lasting friendship / Peace / Detoxing / Potent
Tough love level: 6.5–7.5 Mohs. The garnet is a hard rock. It doesn’t easily scratch or break.